healthy aging

July 23, 2024

What Is Memory Care?

Memory care is a specialized form of assisted living for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias that provides 24-hour supervision, cognition-supporting activity programs, and help with activities of daily living within a secure, safe environment. Memory care can help people at any stage of dementia live fuller lives and maintain function for the longest possible time.

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February 12, 2024

How to Help Seniors Maintain Their Independence

Helping our older loved ones conserve their autonomy while giving them the assistance they need can be a balancing act. In honor of National Senior Independence Month, here are our tips to help your loved ones maintain independent and fulfilling lifestyles into their golden years.

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January 23, 2024

New Year, New Connections: Building Friendships in Senior Living

Now that we’ve stepped into a brand-new year, it’s the perfect opportunity to enrich our lives through meaningful connections and friendships. For older adults, social bonds are not just pleasant company; they are an essential part of a fulfilling and healthy life. Numerous studies highlight the positive impact of social connections on mental and emotional well-being. With that in mind, a resolution to socialize more is certainly worth pursuing.
In the spirit of a healthy 2024, let’s explore some practical tips for building friendships within senior living communities.

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December 25, 2023

Health Benefits of Walking for Seniors

Walking is often hailed as one of the best forms of exercise, especially for seniors. From weight management to disease prevention, walking offers a wide array of health benefits. Plus, it’s a low-impact activity that doesn’t exert excess strain on joints. Here are some of the major health benefits of walking that make it worth going the extra mile.

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December 4, 2023

The Role of Lifestyle in Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

As we age, our odds increase for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. While there are some risk factors outside of our control (like age and genetics), others are determined by our lifestyle choices. Here are some of the potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

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October 24, 2023

The Link Between Alcohol and Dementia

There are several factors that can increase your risk of dementia, such as age, family history, race, poor heart health, or traumatic brain injury. One concern that has also emerged is the potential link between alcohol consumption and the risk of dementia.

Find out what the research says — and the actions you can take to mitigate your risk.

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October 19, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness for Seniors

On average, women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. As women age, their likelihood of developing breast cancer also increases. There is no absolute way to prevent breast cancer. However, there are steps that may lessen your risk and aid in early detection.

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October 16, 2023

Osteoporosis Prevention for Seniors

A healthy body breaks down old bone and replaces it with new bone. In some people, however, more bone is broken down than replaced due to a medical condition called “osteoporosis,” which causes bones to weaken and become more susceptible to breaks. Follow these tips to improve your bone health and enjoy more years of independent living.

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September 25, 2023

Tips for Cutting Back on Sugar

In the U.S., adults consume an average of 17 teaspoons of added sugar each day, which is more than two to three times the recommended limit for men and women, according to the American Heart Association. Follow these tips to cut back on sugar.

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Oral Health Tips for Seniors

Believe it or not, a healthy mouth plays a vital role in maintaining overall wellness and quality of life, especially for seniors. In fact, good oral hygiene helps prevent various dental problems and can even contribute to the prevention of systemic diseases. That’s why the older you get, the more important it becomes to pay attention to your oral health.

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